Women's basketball rolls past Sewanee to stay undefeated in SAA play

Women's basketball rolls past Sewanee to stay undefeated in SAA play

The Oglethorpe women's basketball team won their 12th game in a row and improved to 14-1 on the season Friday night in Tennessee, besting the homestanding Sewanee Tigers 73-58 at Juhan Gymnasium. The victory extended Oglethorpe's best start to a season since 2008-09 and kept the team undefeated in SAA play at 4-0.

The Stormy Petrels jumped out to a huge lead right away, outscoring Sewanee 21-4 in the first quarter. It was a period in which the Petrels hit 50 percent of their shots while holding the Tigers to just 1-for-14 overall and 0-for-5 from 3-point range. The home side played somewhat better in the second quarter, shooting at a 25.8 percent clip, but the Petrels continued to roll along, making 53.8 percent of their shots and 3 of 5 from long distance. They outscored Sewanee 24-12 over the quarter overall and led by a commanding 45-16 at the halftime break.

The Petrels continued to pour it on early in the third quarter, scoring the first 5 points of the period to take a 50-16 lead at the 7:30 mark. The 34-point advantage proved to be their largest of the game. The Tigers outscored Oglethorpe 17-11 over the remainder of the third quarter and 25-12 in the fourth, but they never got closer than 16 points.

Junior center Savannah LeGate recorded her eighth double-double of the season, scoring 20 points while grabbing 14 rebounds. She went 7-for-12 from the field.

Freshman guard Amy Vazquez enjoyed the best game of her young career, scoring 22 points on 8-of-11 from the field and 6-of-9 from 3-point range while grabbing 10 boards and passing out three assists. Junior center Sydni Donovan added eight rebounds and a pair of blocks.

The Petrels shot 44.8 percent from the field and went 7-for-16 from beyond the arc. They held Sewanee to 32.8 percent and 6-for-24, respectively. The Petrels outrebounded their opponent 53-29 while besting them 21-5 in second-chance points. The Petrels held an 18-9 advantage on the offensive glass.

Oglethorpe returns to action Sunday afternoon when they travel to Danville, Kentucky. They'll take on Centre at 1 p.m.

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